As strange as it may sound, Colleen decided to become certified as a personal trainer while she was the executive director of a mental health clinic. As an avid runner, Colleen has experienced the positive impact running and other fitness activities has had on her mood and ability to manage stress. She also saw that many of her clinic’s clients had poor physical fitness, and she was certain that better physical fitness could help lead to better mental fitness and health. Colleen developed a therapeutic lifestyles class, which included an exercises component, for clients who experienced depression and anxiety. Colleen was thrilled with how the class impacted the mental health of those who attended. Colleen also saw that this class would benefit anyone who wanted to increase energy, improve mood and increase coping skills.
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May 1, 2017
I understand. Some days are filled with so much stress, that it is natural for many people to gravitate toward an unhealthy response in an effort to relieve the stress. For many of my clients that means finding solace in food – and it’s usually not of the healthy variety. Sugar is one of the biggest culprits. Not far behind it are sugar’s cousins – breads (including pizza), chips, and crackers. It’s hard to resist that salty, crunchy yumminess when your mental defenses are down. It’s not unlike the person who reaches for a cigarette, a drink, or a drug. We just want relief, and we want it now. The problem with these “quick fixes” is that they are not a fix at all. They are, instead, a method of self-sabotage through emotional eating…. [Read More]
Colleen is heading to Hope Center at Maple Hill Estates in Corcoran where she will be sharing her message of how TLC (therapeutic lifestyle changes) can make a world of positive difference in our lives. Whether we are 9 or 90, there are some pretty easy lifestyle changes we can make to improve outlo...September 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Looking to add some fun to your running routine? Join the River Runners Run Club! Each week we will meet in a new location somewhere in the general area of Rockford, MN. This group welcomes all runners of all abilities. Whether you are an ultra runner, a 5K racer, or a non-racer, this group is mean...September 23 @ 8:00 am - 11:30 pm
Plans for the Jolly Jingle Jog are underway for Saturday, December 2nd, 2017! This will be the second running of the Jolly Jingle Jog, and is sure to become a well-loved and very popular Rockford tradition. It also may be thought of as the Run for the Pancakes, as we plan to run to the Crow...&nb...December 2 @ 8:00 am - 10:30 pm